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Saturday, May 16: 9:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 17: 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.

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Meet some of our 2020 speakers

This is a unique opportunity to interact with some of the most sought after experts in the world of sustainability. Come ready with your questions and look forward to learning something new – directly from the source!

Nicole Telkes
Natural Health

Jill Nussinow
Real Foods

Jean-Martin Fortier
Sustainable Agriculture

Leah Webb
Real Foods

Justin Rhodes
Modern Homesteading

Meredith Leigh
Real Foods

Angelou Ezeilo
Nature and Community

Albert Bates
Organic Gardening

Explore Ways to save money and live efficiently

Mother Earth News has been helping folks live simpler, more meaningful lives since the magazine was launched – nearly 50 years ago. No matter your personal interests you know you can count on Mother’s quality workshops for field-tested, country-honed guidance that will set you free – and put money in your pocket!


A few of our past workshops

Basic Homestead Knot Tying
with Matt Stephens

Bind it tight, bundle it up, and keep it secure. Matt Stephens shows what knots to use and where to use them.

How to Grow and Use Lavender for Health and Beauty
with Janice Cox

Learn how to start a new plant from cuttings, air-dry flowers for year-round use, and create your own DIY body care products that can be used for hair care, skin care, and in the bath. Janice Cox shares tips, recipes, and herbal craft ideas.

Brewing Beer for the Modern Homesteader
with Jereme Zimmerman

Jereme Zimmerman discusses the simplicity of brewing beer using a basic beer-brewing kit that can be purchased from any homebrew shop, or even with equipment and ingredients you may very well already have in your kitchen.

From No-Knead to Sourdough
with Victoria Redhed Miller

Making your own bread is easier than you might think, once you find your comfort zone and try it!

Planning Your First Homestead
with Kimberlee Bastien

Planning your first homestead can be overwhelming. How do you get started? Where do you find land? What skills should you learn? How can you afford to homestead?

Seed Starting Troubleshooting
with Lisa Ziegler

Bring your seed starting questions and troubles for Lisa Ziegler to answer!



Our hands-on and extended workshops are one of our most popular attractions! For an additional fee, you can register to take part in these limited engagements aimed at fostering practical, money-saving skillsets. The best way to learn is by doing, and our nationally renowned experts will show you how. Topics run the gamut. Create your own sourdough starter, learn expert hand-spinning techniques, explore DIY fermentation with miso, and more!

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available FEB. 15, 2020



Take a dive into fermentation with a panel of experts!

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Finally There’s a Better Way to Find Homesteading Products

The Mother Earth News Fair provides you a rare opportunity: a living and breathing marketplace where you can interact with exhibitors, authors, and innovators whose passion for what they do is matched only by their authority in the industry. Our exhibitors are ready and willing to demo and discuss a vast array of products that will help you live better. Now you can shop the latest sustainable products, compare prices, witness demos, and take advantage of exclusive deals and incentives – all in one place.

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Find Your Way

Get the layout of the venue, and find your favorite stage and exhibitors before you go to the FAIR.

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Wilson County Exposition Center
945 E Baddour Pkwy
Lebanon, TN 37087

From Nashville International Airport:

Get on I-40 E from BNA Arriving Flights, Terminal Dr. and Donelson Pike. Follow I-40 E to US-70 W/Sparta Pike in Lebanon. Take exit 239B from I-40 E. Continue on US-70 W to the exposition center.

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Places to Stay & Camping information

Mother Earth News Fair has partnered with Stay22 to provide you with all available accommodations (hotels, Airbnbs, hostels, etc.) at the lowest price online. This pricing is equal or better than what you’ll find on any discount travel or hotel website. Book directly from the map below!

Camping Information: The Wilson County Expo Center has RV camping available on site. RV hook-ups are $30 per night. For more information, please call 1-615-449-9077.

texas fair book signing schedule



11:00-11:30 a.m.     Tradd Cotter, Victoria Redhed Miller

12:30-1:00 p.m.       Janice Cox, Hannah Crum, Deek Diedricksen, Frank Hyman, Lisa Ziegler

3:00-3:30 p.m.         Howard Garrett, Kirsten Shockey

4:30-5:00 p.m.         Kimberlee Bastien, Shawna Coronado, Callene & Eric Rapp, Ira Wallace, Jeffrey Yago, Jereme Zimmerman

6:00-6:30 p.m.         Gianaclis Caldwell, Howard Garrett, Joel Salatin


11:00-11:30 a.m.     Gary Collins, Joanne Olszewski, Dale Strickler

12:30-1:00 p.m.       Rob Avis, Darrell Frey, Marie Rayma, Jereme Zimmerman

3:00-3:30 p.m.         Nicole Telkes


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